Reinventing Social Media: Deep Learning, Predictive Marketing, And Image Recognition Will Change Everything
http://www.businessinsider.com/social-medias-big-data-future–from-deep-learning-to-predictive-marketing-2014-2?cid=tw_inn_feb14

EU Rules Mean That ‘Children Can’t Get Life-Saving Cancer Drugs’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/11/eu-rules-children-cancer-drugs_n_4762830.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

Virgin Atlantic Is Using Google Glass for Faster Check-Ins
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/02/11/google_glass_at_virgin_atlantic_piloting_wearables_like_smartwatches_for.html

Here’s What California’s Historic Drought Will Do To The Economy
http://www.businessinsider.com/california-drought-economy-2014-2#ixzz2t3NVIAyL

Digital Currency Woes: Second Bitcoin Exchange Halts Withdrawals
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/markets/digital-currency-woes-second-bitcoin-exchange-halts-withdrawals-n27776

The GMAT: An exam with greater profit margins than Apple
http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2014/02/11/gmat-exam-profit-margins-apple/?utm_content=bufferacac5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

DIA Director Lt. Gen Michael Flynn on Current and Future Worldwide Threats Testimony Before the Senate Armed Services Committee
http://www.dia.mil/News/SpeechesandTestimonies/tabid/7031/Article/8023/dia-director-lt-gen-michael-flynn-on-current-and-future-worldwide-threats-testi.aspx

Many Promising Embryonic Stem Cell Therapies Ensnared In Legal Loophole
http://www.popsci.com/article/science/many-promising-embryonic-stem-cell-therapies-ensnared-legal-loophole?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=many-promising-embryonic-stem-cell-therapies-ensnared-in-legal-loophole

Why Robot Trucks Could Be Headed To Afghanistan (And Everywhere Else)
http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/zero-moment/why-robot-trucks-could-be-headed-afghanistan-and-everywhere-else?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=why-robot-trucks-could-be-headed-to-afghanistan-and-everywhere-else

Salvadoran Newspaper Sends Drone To Cover Presidential Election
http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/salvadoran-newspaper-sends-drone-cover-presidential-election

Interactive Infographic: The Search For Other Earths
http://www.popsci.com/article/science/interactive-infographic-search-other-earths

Possible Link Found Between Bacterium And Multiple Sclerosis
http://www.popsci.com/article/science/possible-link-found-between-bacterium-and-multiple-sclerosis

Now In Japan: Giant Cyborg Cockroaches
http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/now-japan-giant-cyborg-cockroaches

A Motorcycle Helmet For The Digital World
http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/motorcycle-helmet-digital-world

A Mind-Controlled Robotic Hand With A Sense Of Touch
http://www.popsci.com/article/science/mind-controlled-robotic-hand-sense-touch

Common Goal Partnering: An Exciting New Model For Cloud Service Providers
http://www.forbes.com/sites/netapp/2014/02/11/cgp-cloud/

‘Brazil Is Not A Civilized Country’ Says The Country’s Most Controversial News Anchor
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andersonantunes/2014/02/10/brazil-is-not-a-civilized-country-says-the-countrys-most-controversial-news-anchor/

Inside Google’s Mysterious Ethics Board
http://www.forbes.com/sites/privacynotice/2014/02/03/inside-googles-mysterious-ethics-board/?ss=transform-tech

Looking To Amazon, BuildDirect Raises $30M To Take On Home Improvement Giants
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2014/01/21/buildirect-raises-30m/?ss=transform-tech

Don’t Believe The Innovation Cliché: Think Outside The Box But Stay Inside It
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dileeprao/2014/02/03/dont-believe-the-cliche-think-outside-the-box-but-stay-inside-it/?ss=rethinking-risk

Former NSA Security Architect Pushes Email Encryption For The Masses
http://www.forbes.com/sites/karstenstrauss/2014/02/10/former-nsa-security-architect-pushes-email-encryption-for-the-masses/?ss=rethinking-risk

Google’s Market Cap Hits $400 Billion for First Time
http://mashable.com/2014/02/11/google-400-billion/

NASA Wants to 3D Print Equipment in Space
http://mashable.com/2014/02/10/nasa-3d-printing-space/

The Felino cB7 is a Racers Dream, Will it Transition from Track to Road?
http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7117/The-Felino-cB7-is-a-Racers-Dream-Will-it-Transition-from-Track-to-Road.aspx

The Naval Postgraduate School Focuses on Systems Engineering
http://www.engineering.com/Education/EducationArticles/ArticleID/7118/The-Naval-Postgraduate-School-Focuses-on-Systems-Engineering.aspx

Al Qaeda is “morphing,” not on the run, intel chiefs say
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/al-qaeda-is-morphing-not-on-the-run-intel-chiefs-say/

The New World’s Most Powerful Laser Can Destroy Any Planet Humans Want
http://wonderfulengineering.com/the-new-worlds-most-powerful-laser-can-destroy-any-planet-humans-want/

Entrepreneurship at MIT
http://executive.mit.edu/blog/2014/02/entrepreneurship-at-mit/

Future of Manufacturing
http://executive.mit.edu/openenrollment/program/future_of_manufacturing/53

Strategies for Sustainable Business
http://executive.mit.edu/openenrollment/program/strategies_for_sustainable_business/55

Leading Change in Complex Organizations
http://executive.mit.edu/openenrollment/program/leading_change_in_complex_organizations/22

QUOTATION(S): “…All the notions we thought solid, all the values of civilized life, all that made for stability in international relations, all that made for regularity in the economy … in a word, all that tended happily to limit the uncertainty of the morrow, all that gave nations and individuals some confidence in the morrow … all this seems badly compromised. I have consulted all augurs I could find, of every species, and I have heard only vague words, contradictory prophecies, curiously feeble assurances. Never has humanity combined so much power with so much disorder, so much anxiety with so many playthings, so much knowledge with so much uncertainty…”

CITATION(S): “…There is nothing so big nor so crazy that one out of a million technological societies may not feel itself driven to do, provided it is physically possible…” AND “…That instability [between stasis and dynamism], or our awareness of it, heightened by the fluidity of contemporary life: by the ease with which ideas and messages, goods and people, cross borders; by technologies that seek to surpass the quickness of the human mind and overcome the constraints of the human body; by the ‘universal solvents’ of commerce and popular culture; by the dissolution or reformation of established institutions, particularly large corporations, and the rise of new ones; by the synthesis of East and West, of ancient and modern ─ by the combination and recombination of seemingly every artifact of human culture. Ours is a magnificently creative era. But the creativity produces change, and that change attracts enemies, philosophical as well as self-interested… With some exceptions, the enemies of the future aim their attacks not at creativity itself but at the dynamical processes through which it is carried. In our post ─ Cold War era, for instance, free markets are recognized as powerful forces for social cultural, and technological change ─ liberating in the eyes of some, threatening to others. The same is true for markets in ideas: for free speech and worldwide communication; for what John Stuart Mill called ‘experiments in living’; for scientific research, artistic expression, and technological innovation. All of these processes are shaping an unknown, and unknowable, future. Some people look at such diverse, decentralized, choice-driven systems and rejoice, even when they don’t like particular choices. Other recoil. In pursuit of stability and control, they seek to eliminate or curb these unruly, too-creative forces … Stasists and dynamists are thus divided not just by simple, short-term policy issues but by fundamental disagreements about the way the world works. They clash over the nature of progress and over its desirability: Does it require a plan to reach a specified goal? Or is it an unbounded process of exploration and discovery? Does the quest for improvement express destructive, nihilistic discontent, or the highest human qualities? Does progress depend on puritanical repression or a playful spirit? … Stasists and dynamists disagree about the limits and use of knowledge. Stasists demand that knowledge be articulated and easily shared. Dynamists, by contrast, appreciate dispersed, often tacit knowledge. They recognize the limits of human minds even as they celebrate learning … Those conflicts lead to very different beliefs about good institutions and rules: Stasists seek specifics to govern each new situation and keep things under control. Dynamicists want to limit universal rulemaking to broadly applicable and rarely changed principles, within which people can create and test countless combinations. Stasists want their detailed ruled to apply to everyone; dynamists prefer competing, nested rule sets … Such disagreements have political ramifications that go much deeper than the short-term business of campaigns and legislation. They affect our governing assumptions about how political, economic, social, intellectual, and cultural systems work; what those systems should value; and what they mean …. These are not the comfortable old Cold War divisions of hawks and doves, egalitarians and individualists, left and right. Nor are they the one-dimensional labels of technophile and technophobe, optimist and pessimist, or libertarian and stasist that pundits sometimes grab to replace the old categories. They contain elements of those simpler classifications, but they are much richer, encompassing more aspects of life ─ more aspects of the emergent, complex future…”

NEWEST, PRACTICAL PRINCIPAL (TENETS) TO SEIZE PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SUCCESS: (7) Reverse-engineering a gene and a bacterium or, better yet, the lucrative genome. (8) Guillotine the over-weighted status quo. (9) Learn how to add up ─ in your own brainy mind ─ colors, dimensions, aromas, encryptions, enigmas, phenomena, geometrical and amorphous in-motion shapes, methods, techniques, codes, written lines, symbols, contexts, locus, venues, semantic terms, magnitudes, longitudes, processes, tweets, “…knowledge-laden…” hunches and omniscient bliss, so forth. (10) Project your wisdom’s wealth onto communities of timeless-connected wikis.

BOOK(S): The Predictioneer’s Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita. ISBN-13: 978-0812979770

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